A new investigative documentary, Blackout in Puerto Rico, goes inside the chaotic US federal response to Hurricane Maria, marked by troubled contracts and a vast disparity in services compared to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which hit the US mainland.

In late 2013, Médecins Sans Frontières successfully deployed a new WHO decision-making framework for assessing emergency humanitarian response. The framework—which prioritizes need in critical situations involving displaced persons—was implemented in South Sudan when…

Aid reaching eastern Ghouta in Syria is “an embarrassment to the world”—enough for just 6% of the city’s population, said Save the Children’s Abdelkarim Ibrahim. The aid worker calls on other nations to take a stand. “Their success would save hundreds of thousands of people…

No African country is on course to meet the UN’s 2030 deadline for ending malnutrition, found a robust study that sheds new light onto variations within countries.

$37.6 billion was spent on development aid for health in 2016. But where does it all go?In low-income countries, the funds enable life-saving interventions, treatments, and medicines. But the finer details of aid allocation often lack transparency, write Y-Ling Chi, Kalipso…

The US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday rebuffed President Trump’s plan to slash funding for foreign aid and the UN, approving approved $51 billion for the State Department and related foreign programs.   The bill includes more than $6 billion for humanitarian…

Our changing world—with a population rising to 8.5 billion by 2030, diseases fueled by climate change and globalization, and newer threats like cyberattacks—will require dramatic changes in humanitarian aid, according to an Action Against Hunger report.  

The surgical needs of poor countries—especially in OB/GYN and orthopedics—match up poorly to the skills of altruistic US-trained general surgeons most eager to volunteer, a new paper in World Journal of Surgery shows.

Even as the world struggles with multiple crises that have forced tens of millions of people from their homes—a scale unseen since World War II—the humanitarian response system designed to help them is broken, says Paul Spiegel, author of an article in a Lancet

The South Sudanese government announced plans to drastically increase permit fees for foreign aid workers, from $100 to $10,000—prompting pushback from a community gearing up to fight famine in the country.   The Quote: "No organization can afford this, and if NGOs go to…